The genetics of breast and ovarian cancer

Main Author: Welcsh, Piri L.
Format: eBook
Published: London Henry Stewart Talks 2007, 2007
Series:Human population genetics I : evolution and variation
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Collection: Henry Stewart Talks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • General cancer genetics
  • Tumor suppressor and oncogenes
  • Knudson's 'two hit' hypothesis
  • Genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer
  • How much breast and ovarian cancer is inherited and the causes (genes responsible)
  • Cancer risk in populations
  • Factors that affect penetrance
  • Mutation detection
  • Risk reduction and prevention strategies